There is neither a fee nor a permit required to visit Springfield Armory National Historic Site and tour its public areas.
If, however, you or your group would like to use other park facilities, hold a special event, film or photograph beyond personal use, or other activity, a permit is required in order to ensure the protection of park resources, its values and purpose, and to prevent significant disruption of normal visitor uses.
There are a few different permits, depending on activity:
To discuss a proposed activity, please contact the park's Special Park Uses Coordinator:
Springfield Armory NHS
Did You Know?
Author Charles Dickens toured Springfield Armory’s Hill Shops and Water Shops on his 30th birthday, February 7th, 1842, a year before publication of A Christmas Carol. The first of two visits to America, he and his wife were accompanied by the superintendent and the paymaster.
Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.